Lisa Gal
October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit

ON THE GO BEAUTY KIT

In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


ON-THE-GO BEAUTY KIT

6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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September 17, 2017

Turn to Alchemy 43 for a Beauty Boost and Restore Your Best You

by Lisa Gal

Alchemy 43 is changing the way you see Botox. With a comfortable, luxurious beauty lab you will be pampered like a guest instead of feeling like a patient. Alchemy 43 is a trendsetter by being the first and only brand to merge the medical and beauty industries. They set the bar high with their personalized treatment plans and complimentary beauty touch-ups, not to mention their top notch customer care by trained, licensed and certified Alchemists. There is even a private back door entrance for those who would like to keep their beauty secrets under wraps. We won’t tell. We are pleased to announce Alchemy 43 gift certificates for Botox treatments will be included on the pillows during turn down service this award show weekend for the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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September 17, 2017

Find Your Next Statement Piece at ZirconMania

by Lisa Gal

Sometimes you want to look like a million bucks, without spending a million bucks. I know there have also been times where I have wanted to wear my diamond earrings on a cruise, but was afraid I would be crushed if I lost them. Then I remembered my set from ZirconMania! The Diamond Veneer Collection harnesses the development of extreme properties of diamonds at a nano-scale and add tremendous value to gem materials such as cubic zirconia that have long been used as inexpensive alternative diamonds. The Diamond-Veneer is based on the Zirconite Cubic Zirconia man-made gem that cannot be visually distinguished from a real diamond and is manufactured using nano-crystalline diamond like coating technology. Hollywood Swag Bag is proud to announce hotel guests, nominees and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend will be showered with a gorgeous necklace and encrusted pen from Zirconmania’s Diamond Veneer collection.

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September 17, 2017

The Bag That Does it All, Go Dash Dot

by Lisa Gal

Ever wanted a bag that could do everything, hold everything and you could take it everywhere? Of course you have! Go Dash Dot has the perfect multi-purpose bag for that on-the-go lifestyle. Whether it be to yoga, then work then dinner out, the Infinity bag has a compartment to hold it all. Padded laptop slot, check. Yoga mat or shoe keeper, check. Water bottle holder, check. Plus 4 other zipper compartments, laundry bag and a removable pouch that snaps in and out to go right into your evening out. There are multiple colors and styles to choose from, but you can make it personalized by choosing an additional strap, tassel or Mavi bandz to add to the already hip look. Hollywood Swag Bag is excited to announce that the Infinity bag will hold all the swag the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel will be receiving this award show weekend.

 

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September 17, 2017

Nature’s Pick Me Up

by Lisa Gal

At UP SuperFood they believe that Vitamins should be Pure, Natural, Super Delicious and easy to combine with our everyday eating and drinking. A Superfood may be defined as a food that offers Superior Nutritional Value for the amount of calories that it contains. UP SuperFood ingredients retain 100% of their nutrients which is different to other companies that use different drying methods that cause ingredients to lose nutritional content and taste. So what exactly is UPSuperFood? They search the planet for top quality ingredients and then have their Food Scientists transform them into 100% Pure Powders with Nothing Else Added. No nasties at all. Their Super Berrylicious flavor is specifically for those of us that want to feel beautiful, confident and sexy in our own skin. We are so excited to include in them in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend.

 

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September 17, 2017

The Gift That Pays You Back, in Fruit!

by Lisa Gal

Welcome to the Plant-O-Gram, the gift that keeps on giving. Sending a tropical or exotic fruit tree from Plant-O-Gram is leaving your mark or legacy on this planet. At Plant-O-Gram you don’t only get an exotic fruit tree, you get a tree that will go up in value every year (the bigger the tree the more the cost), you will also be paid large dividends consistently every year in the form of mouthwatering, healthy fruit. On average most of the trees they ship range in height from 3-6 feet tall, so they will arrive to the recipient in a large, sometimes almost taller than the recipient size box, making a striking first impression! A tree will be gifted, via Hollywood Swag Bag, to each of the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend!

 

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September 16, 2017

A Revolution in Sun Protection

by Lisa Gal

The Bluestone Sun Shield is the ultimate chic sun protection for your face. Whether you are shielding your skin from recent cosmetic procedures or you just want a fuller coverage from the damaging effects of the sun, this shield is for you. It is a truly unique and effective anti-aging solution. The iridescent shield is set on a black adjustable headband making it comfortable and fashionable. Bluestone Sun Shield understands the value of privacy in the public eye, making it perfect for the Hollywood Socialite. One is being gifted by Hollywood Swag Bag to each of the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend.

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September 16, 2017

The Best from Moonstruck Chocolate Co.

by Lisa Gal

In 1993, a simple but remarkable concept took root in Portland, Oregon — to hand-craft truly superior chocolates, chocolates that looked exceptional and tasted exquisite. It would be a chocolate indulgence for all the senses. From that initial idea grew Moonstruck Chocolate Company. To this day, they still hand-craft each piece, using only the finest ingredients. They pair their own decadent chocolate with fresh flavors found in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and hand-decorate each piece with intricate care. Looking for the best of what Moonstruck Chocolate has to offer? Then look no further than this collection featuring an assortment of nine of their most popular chocolates. So excited to share a box in each Hollywood Swag Bag being gifted to the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills this award show weekend!

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September 16, 2017

No More Snacking Anxiety with Funch

by Lisa Gal

Funch is fun to say and even more fun to eat. What is Funch you ask? They are premixes for Healthy Snacks made from only natural wholefood ingredients. Do you have dietary restrictions? Are you dairy free? Gluten free? Nut free or Vegan? Funch has a mix for you. Based in Melbourne Australia these fun mixes help you snack with confidence knowing that each mouthful counts in positively contributing to your daily nutrition intake. With over a dozen protein ball mixes to choose from you are sure to find one to fit your needs. Nominees, guests and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend will all receive a package in their Hollywood Swag Bags. Can’t wait to see what they think!

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September 15, 2017

Curiosity by Prestigious NYC Designer David Monn

by Lisa Gal

David Monn is best known for his broad range of artistry, from intimate private parties to noteworthy events. He can also be found on HSN with his David Monn for Winter Lane Collection, sophisticated home decor and entertaining essentials that bring beauty to you, your home and your life.  “Curiosity” is one of his feature candles. With its aroma of jasmine flowers, verbena and pepper, this candle brings you back in a silent, starry summer night. This year, with the honor of introducing this fabulous candle to 50 Emmy Awards nominees, they decided to also include a little greeting card in every candle box to send their congrats from NYC. How mesmerized will the nominees, guests and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel be when they receive their very own “Curiosity” in their room this red carpet weekend. Truth is beauty and beauty is truth.

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